Ouroboros - acrylic, plywood, nails, bottlecaps
A strata of forgotten artefacts spliced into a design to weave conscious thought with unconsciousness.
Discarded flattened bottle tops are like tumbled rocks, worn down over time to become tactile and smooth edged. Pre-flattened tops can be found anywhere from Wellington to Potosi. A device of convenience conveniently cast off. Whether by wheels or feet this small object is anonymously crushed, forgotten, transformed and then finally, found.
The artwork's substrate replete with painted spots corresponds with the conscious mind. This foundation, deliberate and aware becomes temporarily eclipsed by neglected pseudo-circles. These caps collectively represent unconscious processes; sandwiched here between veneers of intention. From the front of the work nails determinedly pierce through the bottle tops to reconnect the principles of the interior with the exterior. An internal layer of ‘unknowing’ connected with 'knowable'. Here Ouroboros is an infinity symbol overlapping itself.